- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

BATESVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A male prostitute has been sentenced to 908 days on probation after pleading guilty to not disclosing his HIV-positive status to the then-mayor of Batesville.

WISH-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1QSL41T ) Randy-Wigle Stevens also pleaded guilty to charges of prostitution and intimidation on Friday.

Indiana State Police say former Batesville Mayor Richard Fledderman paid Wigle-Stevens for sex last June and that Wigle-Stevens had threatened to go public unless Fledderman paid him off.

Both men were arrested, with Fledderman being charged with patronizing a prostitute. He has a bench trial scheduled on March 16.

Following his arrest, Fledderman resigned as mayor of the city about 60 miles southeast of Indianapolis.


Information from: WISH-TV, https://www.wishtv.com/

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